Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith briefly exited with a right elbow injury before returning for the final drive in Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Smith left after being hit by Aaron Donald while attempting a pass in the third quarter. The veteran signal-caller spent time in the medical tent before being listed as questionable to return. He initially had an ice wrap on his elbow and then returned with a protective sleeve.
The veteran put Seattle in position for a potential game-winning field goal after completing 3 of 5 passes on the team’s final drive. However, Jason Myers’ 55-yard field-goal attempt missed the mark.
Drew Lock filled in for Smith while he was sidelined. Lock threw six passes with one interception and two completions.
Smith ended the game with 233 yards passing and one touchdown.
The 33-year-old is in the midst of a shaky 2023 campaign. The veteran has seen his completion percentage, yards per attempt, and passer rating regress from 2022 when he won Comeback Player of the Year. He’s thrown 11 touchdowns to seven interceptions.
Sunday’s loss dropped Seattle to 6-4.